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Bring Your Own Device Readiness Checklist

Is your program ready for prime time?

We’ve provided a brief checklist for you, so you know when your program is ready to “Go Digital!”

Our list is not meant to be all-inclusive; rather, you can use this as a starting point and add in your own program's specific details.

Getting the curriculum in place is a key step to your program's success

Curriculum:

  • We know what digital curriculum we are going to use.
  • The curriculum is purchased, and contracts are in place.
  • Teachers have been introduced to the curriculum and are ready to use it.
  • Any necessary communications/permission slips to the parents about the new curriculum have been sent.
Make sure your network is ready to handle the added traffic

Network and access:

  • Our network has been upgraded and is ready for the added stress and traffic.
  • We have a plan in place for handling “forgotten” devices, uncharged batteries and missing powercords, and so on.

 

Choosing the right hardware for your program can be a daunting task

Devices:

  • Based on the curriculum and our network capacity, we have defined the types and numbers of devices that will be permitted access.
  • We have defined acceptable use of these devices in the classroom.
  • We have written an acceptable use policy (AUP), explained it to the students, and sent home copies for parent signatures.
Being good digital citizens makes the online experience better for everyone

Digital citizenship:

  • We have required courseware that teaches students about digital citizenship, plagiarism, and netiquette.
  • Communication about the subject has been sent home in the form of an agreement for parents to sign in support of the issue.
  • Digital citizenship is revisited at the beginning of each and every school year.
An acceptable use policy keeps everything running more smoothly

Acceptable use policy:

  • We have a written AUP in place that includes many of the items on this checklist among others with regard to use of devices in the classroom, both school- and personally owned.
  • Parent and students have a copy of the AUP and are aware of their rights and responsibilities.

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